Our #1 for April – Brady Pridgeon

Mary Jane Pridgeon, Brady’s Mom wrote a few words to introduce you to Brady and his family. Right before he was officially diagnosed our family took a surprise trip to Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. We were going to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.  Our family are huge fans of Harry Potter. Brady was […]

Our #1 for March – Vincent Slack

My name is Bridget, and my son Vincent is a tough, energetic, silly four-year-old boy. He likes superheroes, dinosaurs, racecars, ice skating, camping, jumping, sliding, swimming, riding, running, crawling and climbing! Vincent enjoys more than anything torturing his seven-year-old brother Elden, who is his favorite person on the earth. He also is very close to his […]

Our #1 for February – Kyleigh Fristo

Kyleigh Fristo is Our #1 for February and our special valentine! Below is a letter from Kyleigh telling her story and why she and her family are so passionate about JDRF!  When you read it, you will be as inspired as we are!  Go, Kyleigh, go!   Dear supporters of JDRF, Hi! My name is […]

Our #1 for January – Dylan Dominique

Dylan Dominique is a fabulous example of someone we fight for everyday, here at JDRF of Northwest Ohio.  Dylan was diagnosed at 5 years old and embraces his diabetes.  He is an active third grader at Lincoln Elementary and, as you will see, he doesn’t let diabetes stop him do anything.  He is a dynamic […]

Our #1 for November – Allison Launder

A few minutes with Our #1 – Allison Launder Allison is a beautiful and happy 9 year old.  She is a third grader at Westside Montessori.  She balances school, dance and gymnastics with her diabetes. She is a shining example of the JDRF mission – what we have accomplished and why we work to do […]

Our #1 for September – Brooklyn Ware

Diabetes met Brooklyn Ware at 8 years old.  Over the years she has fought both physically with the disease and as a supporter of JDRF to fight for a cure.  Brooklyn is an active 8th grader at Lakota Junior High.  She has produced a video that very eloquently relays her personal struggle with diabetes.  Thanks, […]

Our #1 for August – Julia Rhoad

Diabetes is a part of me, a part of my family.  It has been in our lives for a long time, even before I was diagnosed. My older brother was diagnosed in February of 2000, when he was nine years old. Five years later, in April of 2005, at the age of seven, I was […]

Our #1 for July – Hailey Kuhbander

Hailey was honored to be chosen as Our #1 for July.  We asked her to write a little about herself and her diabetes.  Here is what she had to say: “My name is Hailey Kuhbander. I was diagnosed almost 3 years ago. I was 9 years old when I was diagnosed. I have an insulin pump and […]

Our #1 for June – David Green

When I tell people that I have diabetes it is like them finding out I have had a cold.  Many people are rather blasé about me having diabetes. The true reactions are when I tell them I was diagnosed at the age of 16 months old and then I see the mental math being calculated […]